It’s not very often that you get to see a vaporizer that can be suitable for everyone, mostly because manufacturers tend to make devices that are designed with the sole intent of being used with one specific material. There are some that can only handle liquids, while others are made for wax or oils. There are also vaporizers that are made specifically for those who love to vape dry herbs, but it’s not very often that you get to see one that does it all. AtmoRX have become known as a brand that predominantly delivers devices that are best used to vape marijuana and other dry herbs, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing that they do. They are now testing the waters of the multi-functional vape market, and they are doing so with the Atmos Astra Vaporizer. Is this a good idea, or should they stick to dry herb vapes? Let’s take a look and see.
Getting to know the Atmos Astra
Portability – If you are used to the pen style of vaporizer, you may find the Astra to be a little bulkier than most. That said, it should still fit pretty snugly into just about any pocket.
Ease of Use – Be ready to take a huge big draw every time you use this cannabis vaporizer, as it has quite the level of resistance. Also be prepared to clean this one regularly, since the air flow holes tend to become clogged rather quickly.
Power Source – The battery that comes with the Astra is about what you would expect from a vaporizer in this price range, which means getting 3 or 4 sessions on a full charge.
Prep Time – The device itself is easy to load, but the heating time, which comes in at around 90 seconds, is a little underwhelming. Since this is a convection vape, and the quality is good, it’s actually well worth the wait.
Temperature Settings – There are 5 different temperature settings to choose from, and each one holds remarkably well, no matter which material you choose to go with.
Vapor Quality – Quality is excellent all around, and you will experience a high level of potency with every session. This is mainly down to the fact that the Astra is a convection vaporizer, which means that your materials are heated as opposed to being combusted.
Pricing – At $99, you are looking at about an average price for a vaporizer of this quality. The real savings comes in having a device that can do 3 different things.
Guarantee – The 5-year warranty that you get with the Astra is much better than you get with other portable vapes in the same price range.
Pros and Cons
- Great value for money
- Multi-functionality that allows you to vape wax, oils, and dry herbs
- Great vapor quality and potency
- Excellent 5-year warranty that tops most other vaporizers in this price range
- Potential for thin vapor with wax and oil
- Big draws needed due to the high resistance
- Needs to be cleaned regularly